…capes and masks, strutting around, making faces, talking trash, showing the kind of enthusiasm, love, and commitment the gospel always brings out when we let Jesus be our guide.
We are moving forward, back to The Garden.
I don’t care if you’re a teenager in school, a business-owner, retired, a stay at home parent, or the pastor of a large congregation, the choice to spend an hour or so in church on a Sunday morning is a simple decision with deep implications.
“There is no community, no growing together in faith, no reaching out in mission, no real encouragement, and no accountability watching Osteen (or some other preacher) on TV…”
Being church in the wake of Sutherland Springs: are we on the defensive, or still God’s open invitation?
So who are we? Are we an invitation… or a barrier… or a lighthouse… or a gatekeeper… or a discouragement… or an ambassador…?
This is how we should be. United when it comes to pointing the way to Jesus, but diverse in terms of so many of the details,
This is good stuff! This is what I’m talking about when I say life is rich, and good, and a gift I’m constantly grateful for.
there is no point in meditation if it doesn’t bring us any closer to the heart of God, and spur us to practice more love for God’s children, love applied with all the prayer and enthusiasm that we can muster.
When I go to church, the community doesn’t only give my faith a boost, it gives believing the substance and the nourishment that it needs.